Why is Scripture Important? | Keep God in Life
Ah Scripture. It's our lifeline to the Lord. What better way to spend time building your faith than reading the good Word? Whether it's reading about His life, parables, or lessons that can be learned, the Bible is full of wisdom. Here's a few insights to take away from why Scripture is important.
1. God is good.
Scriptures allow us to recognize that, even if it may be difficult in our day to day lives. There is a level of kindness and mercy in God and it can only be seen in the Bible.
2. Life is hard.
Life isn't an easy road for any of us, and there's definitely no roadmap. We all go through trials, people pass away, and there's struggles we live through and learn from. The same is absolutely true in the Bible. Jesus Himself was put to death! Our challenges may not match that of dying on the cross, but we all go through hardship.
3. Stories teach us.
Scriptures are something to be learned from! Christ taught in parables to teach the righteous. "Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable." Matthew 13:34. While the wicked may have been confused by His teachings, the disciples understood. We can too, and we can learn to live by the standards he taught.
4. It gives us an example to follow.
The Bible is our example of how to live! We are to follow it and live for Jesus Christ. We humble ourselves, love our neighbor, and become like children, always ready to learn and soak in the Word of the Lord.
5. It shows us how to love.
In the Bible, love is defined in multiple ways. "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. God wants us to understand love, how to love, and then to put it into action.
6. We can do all things through Christ.
"I can do all this through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13. Through Christ, we can do anything we set our minds to. A part of this is Scripture. If we want the strength of God, we must put forth effort to look for it. It's right in the Bible.
It would take much more than an article to truly show the importance of Scripture, but let this serve as a reminder to seek out the Lord. Don't forget, keep God in life with you at all times with Christian jewelry and prayer cards.